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McClellan/Seymour Campaign Card

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2432

  • Staff Only

This collection contains a campaign card for George McClellan and Horatio Seymour. It holds the faces of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Andrew Jackson, along with McClellan and Seymour as Beacon Lights for American freedom. There is no date, but it is probably from 1864 when McClellan beat Seymour for the Democratic candidacy for president in opposition to Lincoln.

Dates

  • circa 1864

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a campaign card for George McClellan and Horatio Seymour. It holds the faces of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Andrew Jackson, along with McClellan and Seymour as Beacon Lights for American freedom. There is no date, but it is probably from 1864 when McClellan beat Seymour for the Democratic candidacy for president in opposition to Lincoln.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), also known as Little Mac, became Major General for the Union during the Civil War. In 1864, he won nomination for president on the Democratic ticket against Horatio Seymour and others, with George H. Pendleton as his running mate. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881.

Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), also known as The Great Decliner, served as mayor of Utica, New York (1842-43), member of the N.Y. state assembly (1842, 1844-46), and Governor of New York (1853-55, 1863-65). As a leading Northern opponent of President Lincoln's administration during the Civil War, Seymour protested Lincoln's restriction of civil liberties, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Union's military draft. In 1864, he lost to George McClellan for the Democratic presidential nomination; however, the Democrats elected him as their candidate for the presidency in 1868.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480